A LOOK INSIDE AN ARTISTS’ PRACTICE DOG ON IT BY SHARRON OKINES
APRIL 17 – MAY 14
Drawing underpins an artists’ practice. Tired of saying to myself that I never drew enough, I challenged myself to a thirty day drawing challenge – 450 days on, I think it’s become a habit. A drawing a day started as a thirty day challenge to practice my drawing skills and drawing from life rather than a photo is essential.
My two dogs presented as the perfect life models – always on hand! The drawing lasts as long as the dogs stay still.
Methods include drawing with my non dominant hand, and blind contour drawing (where you don’t take the pen off the paper and do not look at the page whilst drawing). It is an opportunity to explore and play.
I use a variety of mediums-pencil, charcoal, inktense pencils, watercolour pencils, fineliner, copic marker, wax crayon, biro, on fine art paper.
I am very pleased to present a selection from my first 365 days of drawing, along with the 2 oil paintings below.
All drawings are for sale, $30 for A5 and smaller, and $75 for A4 size.
Lulu is my rescued lab, and Chardie, my 15 year old cocker spaniel They would like me to donate 25% from all sales to Labrador Rescue and Victorian Dog Rescue.
The drawings will be available “off the wall” on Thursday 14 May between 10am-12pm as we demount the exhibition.
Please contact me to reserve if you are unable to be there.
I can be contacted on 0422 510 653 or website: sharronokines.weebly.com
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